Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Pederson: Eagles moving on from White House saga

Pederson: Eagles moving on from White House saga

James' remark came in response to President Donald Trump's decision to disinvite the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from a celebration of their title at the White House.

Upon learning these facts, the President chose to change the event so that it would be a celebration of the American flag with Eagles fans and performances by United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus.

"It's typical of him, I'm not surprised", said James on Tuesday.

But around the league there were players who knelt in silent protest of the treatment of African-Americans by police, and Trump blasted them as unpatriotic.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the team notified the White House last Thursday that 81 people, including players, coaches, managers and others would be attending the Super Bowl celebration. Four days later, the White House said in a statement that she had undergone a successful embolization procedure.

No current players for the Philadelphia Eagles have been reported to take a knee during the previous season's games.

Mr. Trump's tool of football patriotism has become politically potent as it accelerated the decline in NFL viewership last season.

There will be no White House visit for the champions.

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Trump spoke briefly without mentioning the Eagles once. "I think in large part that's because a lot of you guys spend more of your time focused on attacking the President than reporting the news".

Smith also added that "No one refused to go simply because Trump "insists" folks stand for the anthem". "If they (the Eagles players) decided they didn't want to go, they have the right".

"This can't be serious".

Fox News apologized Tuesday for using photos of Philadelphia Eagles kneeling in prayer in a context that implied they were kneeling during the national anthem. Ertz wrote on Twitter. Bob Casey, both Democrats from Pennsylvania both tweeted at the Eagles within just minutes of the White House announcing their rescinding of the Eagles to the White House.

The network removed the segment online and officials apologised for using the footage, Christopher Wallace, executive producer of Fox News @ Night, said in a statement. Unfortunately, only a small number of players made a decision to come, and we cancelled the event.

"Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our president is not a true patriot", Kenney said in a statement.

After the event was canceled, Trump invited Eagles fans to a "Celebration of America" on the White House lawn instead.

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